A cheerful yellow

Babouche takes its name from the distinctive colour of the leather slippers worn by men in Morocco. It has a cheerful brightness that will intensify when used in large areas, but it is always dignified and never garish. Babouche can be paired with Railings for a very modern but sumptuous effect. 

Recommended Primer & Undercoat: White & Light Tones

Complementary white: House White

Babouche is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 73.
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* Samples available in Estate Emulsion only. Colours on screen may vary from actual paint.


Back in 2010, we moved our entire range to an eco-friendly water base that’s low odour, low VOC and child-safe, becoming the first in the industry to do so. Easy to clean without harmful solvents, in tins that can be recycled again and again, our paints help to reduce the environmental impact of redecorating your home.


Every one of our paint colours is available in a range of durable interior and exterior paint finishes, each rigorously tested to ensure an exceptional depth of colour and long-lasting finish. For the very best results, we always recommend using a Farrow & Ball Primer & Undercoat – see above for the correct tone for this colour.


All Farrow & Ball finishes except Limewash contain isothiazolinones, which may produce an allergic reaction. Farrow & Ball Limewash contains calcium hydroxide which can cause severe damage in contact with skin or eyes. For further information about our products, including guidance on safe use and application, click here to view our advice pages.

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Limewash: Danger. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.

Exterior Eggshell and Exterior Masonry: Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

All other finishes: Contains isothiazolinones. May produce an allergic reaction.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I bought the Babouche yellow to show off some art. What a gorgeous result! I am delighted. I even painted the radiator cover to complete the look.
Date published: 2021-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great result Stunning yellow. Turned out better than expected.
Date published: 2020-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Colour Our teenage daughter chose this Babouche colour to repaint her room and it is beautiful. We paired it with fitted cupboards painted in Manor House Gray on the outside and Wimborne White inside (like the skirting boards, door and window). Modern Emulsion gives a very good covering. The colour is warm, rich and cosy. Such as success that younger daughter now wants her room painted the same way...
Date published: 2020-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2 chimney breasts excellant paint as alway, flows great and looks great,fast delivery, recommend to anyone.
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful colour I have used farrow ball for over 3 years for my decorating project’s. I find the colours are true to the colour cards and can be relied on to produce exactly what I envisage.
Date published: 2020-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this colour This colour is exactly what we were looking for, the perfect balance of bright and muted at the same time. All other yellows we tried looked too orange, dirty or tacky. Not babouche, it’s perfect and matches the lampshades and towels I already have
Date published: 2020-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really strong pigment colour Bought this paint fir the second time. Great coverage, good deep colour. Paired with Hague Blue wardrobes
Date published: 2020-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely warm yellow Painted our utility door in this lovely warm yellow which really brightens up our kitchen. Tried other yellows but found them too mustardy, too green or too acidic, but felt this was perfect
Date published: 2020-10-27
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